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- intreaty (obsolete)
entreaty (plural entreaties)
- The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation.
- We need to make an entreaty to stop the hostilities.
- 1779, William Ward, An Essay on Grammar as it may be applied to the English Language, New Edition, page 202,
- In all commands or entreaties, the ſtate commanded, or entreated, muſt be contingent; i. e. capable of being, or not being, as the command or entreaty expreſſes it.
- 1964 October, P. F. Strawson, Intention and Convention in Speech Acts, The Philosophical Review, Volume 73, Number 4, page 444,
- We can readily imagine circumstances in which an utterance of the words "Don't go" would be correctly described not as a request or an order, but as an entreaty.
- 2002, N. P. Unni, Makers of Indian Literature: Amaruka, Sahitya Akademi, page 32,
- The entreaties of a lover and the rejection of the heroine lend charm to the stanza.
- (archaic) A treatment; reception; entertainment.